Development and Evaluation of an Educational Resource for Adults with High Needle Fear – Phase 2 [#82]

Title: Development and Evaluation of an Educational Resource for Adults with High Needle Fear - Phase 2

Description: Did you know that about 1 in 10 adults will delay or refuse vaccination due to needle fear? Researchers from the University of Guelph and University of Toronto have developed an evidence-based electronic educational resource for needle fear to provide adults with the tools to self-manage their fear (sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada Immunization Partnership Fund). Currently, there are no existing widely accessible, evidence-based detailed resources for adults to self-manage their needle fear. We hope that this research can help create a freely available resource.

There are two phases to this research:
1) to develop and modify the e-resource based on stakeholder feedback; and
2) an evaluation of the e-resource.

We are currently recruiting participants for Phase 2 to evaluate the electronic resource. Specifically, we are looking to recruit adults with a moderate to high level of needle fear to review the e-resource and practice the skills that are described in the e-resource. Participants are invited to complete a questionnaire before and after they have reviewed and interacted with the e-resource. Participants may also be invited for a virtual interview to provide feedback. All participants will receive honoraria for participating.

Link to participate: https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2tLgkieKDPy8XkO

Specifics: Study Population:
Canadian adults (18 years +) with a moderate to high level of needle fear. Must have a Canadian phone number to participate.

Participant Obligation:
Complete: 1) a screening questionnaire; 2) baseline questionnaire; 3) brief phone screening; 4) review and use the e-resource; 5) second brief phone screening; 5) post-interaction questionnaire. Some will participate in a virtual interview.

Location: Online - Guelph

Project lead: C. Meghan McMurtry

Study Dates: December 5, 2022 to February 28, 2023

Study Website: https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2tLgkieKDPy8XkO